[Healeys] Cheaper Hardtops

Peter Dzwig pdzwig at summaventures.com
Fri Nov 21 02:45:43 MST 2014

You need to be careful about the way the fibreglass is laid and how the hardtop
is fitted. If you follow the original fitment pattern it is possible to
over-clamp the roof with the J-clamps, resulting in too much stress on the roof,
causing starring and giving you a crazed roof at the end of the day. It can be
redone with new 'glass but it is messy. Apparently you can get the same issue if
you are driving on uneven roads and the original 'glass wasn't the best.

I speak from experience. A garage doing some running repairs to my BN4
overtightened the bolts... :-( Shame because it was an original 58 hardtop.


On 20/11/2014 13:21, HealeyRick wrote:
> I've been talking with a fiberglass Cobra replica body maker about
> producing factory style Healey hardtops here in the states in order to
> bring the cost of importing one from the UK down.  I don't know if this is
> a realistic project and would appreciate any input on how many people would
> be interested, what model and what you'd be willing to pay for a quality
> reproduction?  Of course I'll be interested in any other opinions about
> this possible project.
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Dr Peter Dzwig				

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